Class #12 Lecture
Layout & Functional Web Design

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Finish Ch. 5 Lecture

  • Activity: Follow these instructor demonstrations

    • creating a layer in Dreamweaver
    • setting the visibility of a layer. The inherit attribute causes a layer to inherit a parent layer's visibility.
    • overlapping layers & changing the Z-index of a layer. The layer with the highest Z-index shows up on top of other layers.
    • layers can be placed at an absolute position on a page or relative to the page or a table. I recommend using absolute positioning due to brower inconsistencies.
    • attaching behaviors to a layer
    • implementing browser detection to avoid cross-platform problems with a layer. You can manually check a page for browser compatibility using the File/Check Page/Check Target Browsers menu command. Of course, you can also use the File/Preview in Browser menu command.
    • convert layers to tables and vice versa to use tables rather than layers using the Modify/Convert/Tables to Layers and ....Layers to Tables menu commands
  • Activity: create and apply Dreamweaver templates
  • Activity: Visit these sites to see examples of CSS
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